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News 8’s Got Your Back to School

As the new school year approaches, News 8 has got your back with stories and resources to help you and your family get ready to head back to…


Barkhamsted home damaged in fire

A Barkhamsted home has been damaged by but none of the residents were injured. A firefighter fighting the fire was treated at the scene for …

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Connecticut hunters react to Minnesota dentist killing lion in Africa

The bow and arrow are among man’s most primitive tools, and in Connecticut there is no shortage of people lining up to for a chance to use t…


Cooling centers open across Connecticut

Towns and cities across the state have opened cooling centers to help residents escape the 90 degree temperatures and high humidity for the …

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Fire at Torrington Car Dealership

The Torrington Fire Department is currently investigating a fire that broke out at a local car dealership early Monday morning.